Suddenly, winter…

It’s the 21st of June and the winter solstice here in the southern hemisphere.  Adelaide is putting on a true winter day for us; cold, dark and quite rainy. Each season brings its own wonderment – different sights, sounds, events, foods and attitudes. But the period from Australia Day on 26 January, until the end of April, is…

A belated wish for 2014

Greetings from my desk, complete with my new fit ball/desk chair. The year 2014 and I have gotten off to a rocky start. Already we’ve had some ups and downs. Roo and I arrived home from our marvellous time in Argentina and Chile, documented here, on 30 December after a long flight. Santiago-Auckland-Sydney-Adelaide. That’s 18…

My book list – Three and a half so far

I’ve never counted how many books I read in a year. But the other day I realised that I’ve read three already and am on the way to a fourth. I don’t want the fact that I am making a list to influence how many I ultimately read. Not sure how I’m going to deal…

My 2010 reading list

I have a friend who set herself a goal of 100 books in one year.  I don’t even try to read that many, and never manage to finish everything that I start. Some are meant to be dipped into and not read cover to cover, like the BKS Iyengar classic, An Illustrated Light on Yoga. …

The year that was – 2009

Well, 2009 went off without too many personal dramas.  I was fortunate  enough to go with Andrew to South America for 5 and a half weeks. From Late march till the end of May.  We were blessed with great weather everywhere we went which made trekking around very comfortable. I reunited with a travel companion…

Life of a part-time blogger

The stats are in — I am officially a very part-time blogger. Just what have I been up to since March 08 when last I tapped these tiny keys? Changing jobs, twice; writing PR articles for the IPEd (Institute of Professional Editors) conference next October (2 of 4 articles here: http://www.editors-sa.org.au/?q=node/67); travelling to Perth for…

Eating alone, finishing a book, changing jobs

Well, I am off to Canberra for business this week. That means eating alone and getting lots of reading done. I have a book to finish, The Way the Crow Flies by Canadian writer Ann-Marie MacDonald. It’s just over 700 pages long and I am 6/7ths of the way there! I read a previous book…